Rugby

Larkham to be Cheika's deputy

2015-02-27 09:09
Stephen Larkham (Getty)

Sydney - Stephen Larkham was Friday confirmed as one of two new assistant coaches for the Wallabies 2015 Test season along with Nathan Grey, the Australian Rugby Union said.

Larkham will remain as head coach of the Super Rugby Brumbies while Grey will stay on as defence coach of the 2014 champions NSW Waratahs.

"At this level, it's crucial that you have the best people and best possible high-performance programme in place if you are going to deliver winning performances for the Wallabies," head coach Michael Cheika said in a statement.

"I am confident we enter 2015 with an experienced and strong coaching and off-field team and I welcome the new appointments."

Cheika said Larkham, who played in three World Cups, not only had "incredible credentials" but "a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in this environment".

Grey had done a "remarkable job" in Super Rugby coaching, he added.

Wallabies great Larkham had been touted in local media as a potential interim choice for head coach following the shock resignation of Ewen McKenzie late last year.

Grey is also a former Wallaby with 35 Test caps and two Rugby World Cup campaigns.

Read more on:    wallabies  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee remains defiant, saying he won't resign despite a shambolic two years at the helm. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.